One load of donated toys displayed
One load of donated toys for 11th Corps Signal Brigade’s (CSB) toy drive was displayed before Soldiers added it to their donation box on November 22 2021, Fort Hood TX.
U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Garrett Dacko, 11th Corps Signal Brigade.

FORT HOOD, Texas – Members of the 11th Corps Signal Brigade will deliver toys from the unit’s toy drive to the Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Hospital in Temple, Texas, Dec. 16.

In coordination with the hospital’s director of philanthropy, 11th Corps Signal Brigade has held a toy drive over the last month to collect toys for the children. The morning of Dec. 16, volunteers from the brigade will collect toys from various donation boxes to load them into vehicles. Once loaded, they will convoy in personal vehicles to the hospital in order to drop off the donations.

The end goal for the unit’s donation drive is to bring happiness to these children by ensuring each of them get something for Christmas. “Some of these children are dying …” Sgt. James Sowell, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Corps Signal Brigade, the head coordinator for the drive, elaborated. “They’re facing things that I would never want to face at that age, when they should be out playing. Even just for a second, if we can make a child smile by giving them a toy, that’s all that matters.”

Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact the 11th Corps Signal Brigade Public Affairs Representative at (573) 382-7912 or email at [email protected] by noon Dec. 15.

Media who R.S.V.P. should arrive at the Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16.